International political economy, business-government relations, diplomatic and economic networks, firm heterogeneity and globalization, fisheries policy, international finance, international trade and trade policy, monetary policy, political economy of East Asia
2013-present – Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Political Economy, University College London School of Public Policy
2015-2018 – Departmental Tutor, Department of Political Science
2015-2018 – Director, Affiliate Program in Political Science and International Relations
2013 – PhD in International Political Economy – University of California, San Diego
Dissertation – The New Political Economy of Trade: Heterogeneous Firms and Trade Policy
Committee – J Lawrence Broz (chair), Megumi Naoi (co-chair), Peter Cowhey, Stephan Haggard, Marc Muendler
2009 – MA in International Relations – University of California, San Diego
2007 – BA with Distinction in International Studies, Economics – University of California, San Diego
‘Financial Innovation, Economic Growth, and the Consequences of Macroprudential Policies.’ (with Maxence Luc-Bernier) Research in Economics, 2019.
‘Electoral Systems and Trade-Policy Outcomes: The Effects of Personal-Vote Incentives on Barriers to International Trade.’ (with Patrick Wagner) Public Choice, 2019.
‘Firm Heterogeneity and Trade-Policy Stances: Evidence from a Survey of Japanese Producers.’ Business and Politics 19.1:1-40, 2017.
‘Trading Representation: Diplomacy’s Influence on Preferential Trade Agreements.’ (with Roos van der Sterren), British Journal of Politics and International Relations 18.4:889-911, 2016.
‘Heterogeneous Firms and Policy Preferences.’ In The Oxford Handbook on the Politics of International Trade, Lisa Martin (ed.). 2015. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 196-212.
‘The Effectiveness of Monetary Anchors: Firm-Level Evidence.’ (with J. Lawrence Broz), International Organization 64.4, 2010.
The Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment to Developing Countries. (with Nikki Harish) [Under review]
Regional Trade and Intra-national Inequality: The Case of MERCOSUR (with Gabriela LeCaro-Calle) [Under review]
Liberalization for Sale: Heterogeneous Firms and Lobbying over FTAs. [Under review]
Do Electoral Campaigns Influence Public Support for Trade? Evidence from the 2016 US Presidential Election (with Jason Kuo) [Under review]
Producers and the Political Economy of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff. [Book manuscript]
Firms and Foreign Markets: Internationalization Strategies and Attitudes toward Foreign Economic Policies. [Book manuscript]
The Political Economy of Institutional Quality and Monetary Policy
A Network Approach to the Formation of Diplomatic Ties. (with Daniel Maliniak)
Selected Ongoing Projects
Front-Office Contracts and Managerial Incentives (with Thomas Gift, supported by UCL’s Laidlaw Fellowship Program)
Political Institutions and Trade-Protection Dispersion (with Timm Betz)
Firms and Lobby Dispersion (with Kerry Tan)
Honors and Awards
Best Graduate Student Paper at APSA 2011, Political Networks Section, with Daniel Maliniak
Edmund G. Brown Sr. Fellowship, UC San Diego 2007-2008.
National Merit Scholar, UC San Diego 2003-2007.
IBM Thomas J Watson Scholar, UC San Diego 2003-2007.
Conference Presentations and Talks
Pacific International Politics Conference, Hong Kong University 2018.
National Chengchi University 2017.
National Unversity of Singapore 2017.
Rethinking Free Trade: Liberal International Economic Order in the Wake of Brexit and Trump. Academia Sinica 2017.
APSA annual conference 2017, 2015, 2012 (prepared), 2011 (two papers), 2008.
UC San Diego 2013, 2012.
International Studies Association annual conference 2012.
International Political Economy Society annual meeting 2011.
Japan Society of International Economics 2011.
American Political Science Association, European Political Science Association, Forum for Research in Empirical International Trade, International Economics and Finance Society, International Political Economy Society, National Economic Education Delegation, Royal Economic Society
ANTH3040 BSc Human Sciences Seminar Project (Dissertation) (Undergraduate)
BASC3002 BASc Dissertation Supervision (Undergraduate)
POLS3006 MSc PPE Dissertation Supervision (Undergraduate)
POLS7015 International Political Economy (Affiliate/Undergraduate, previously listed as POLS6015)
PUBLG050 International Political Economy (Postgraduate)
PUBLG110 International Trade Policy (Postgraduate)
PUBLG099 MSc Dissertation Supervision (Postgraduate)
Introductory Political Methodology and Research Design, Introduction to International Relations, Introduction to Comparative Politics, Politics of Immigration, Comparative Political Economy, Chinese Politics, Korean Politics, Introduction to Public Health
Introduction to Matching (PhD Seminar)
American Journal of Political Science, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Economics and Politics, Environmental Politics, European Journal of Political Research, International Studies Quarterly, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Polity Press, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, World Medical and Health Policy (book review with Liang Kim Ong, 2016), World Politics
Media Appearances and Consulting
Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade documents. The Conversation, 12 March 2019. Reprinted in the International Business Times and Newsweek Japan.
LSE Enterprise, bids for EU DG Growth and EU DG Trade
United Kingdom Department for Transport, Maritime 2050 Strategy (Trade working group)
International Business Times, 21 and 25 October 2016 (Trump campaign and women, trade policy)
BBC World News Business Live, 24 February 2017 (Trump and manufacturing, trade policies)
Newsweek, 7 April 2017 (Trump-Xi summit, trade and exchange-rate policies)
World Finance, 7 March 2018 (Trump tariff announcement)
Alvexo, 17 March 2018 (Economic history and Trump tariff)
Deutsche Welle, 20 April 2018 (US telecommunications trade and security)